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6/7/2004--Toulouse, France.The first A380 super Jumbo is prepared for final assembly at Airbus's hanger. European aircraft maker Airbus launched production of its A380 ?superjumbo,? the biggest ever commercial airliner, stepping up its challenge to U.S. rival Boeing Co. which has staked its future on a new mid-sized jet...Photograph by Stuart Isett.©2004 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved